Monday, September 29, 2014

Poll: Most Americans Believe That The U.S. Will Use Combat Troops Against The Islamic State

A pair of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes against ISIL targets in Syria, Sept. 23, 2014. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Bruch.

Poll Shows Americans Expect U.S. To Send Troops to Fight Islamic State -- Wall Street Journal

Nearly three-quarters of Americans don’t believe President Barack Obama’s assertion that the country won’t use ground troops to fight the militant group Islamic State in Iraq or Syria, the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Annenberg survey finds.

The poll shows a substantial lack of trust in Mr. Obama’s repeated assertions that American military efforts will be limited to airstrikes and other efforts that don’t include ground troops. Some 72% of registered voters surveyed said U.S. ground troops eventually will be deployed against Islamic State’s fighters. Only 20% said they believe the U.S. won’t end up using military ground forces.

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Update: Poll: 72% Believe U.S. Will Use American Combat Troops Against ISIS -- NBC

My Comment: Another sign on the growing disconnect between what Washington says .... and what the American public believes.

Update #2: Poll: Americans back airstrikes, but oppose use of U.S. troops in Iraq, Syria -- CNN

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